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The Best Content Marketing Examples

Marketing Insider Group

Last year we published 99 Amazing Content Marketing Examples. There were actually 106 examples there but “99+” felt better. This year, the list has almost doubled. So I’m giving up on counting them (You can count them below.) But if you are you looking for the best content marketing examples you’ve come to the right […]. The post The Best Content Marketing Examples appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers


Keyword performance is difficult to predict. With limited keyword data available it’s often a guess as to which keywords will generate revenue. But that doesn’t mean B2B marketers have to blindly trust instinct when creating findable content for search engines. In this post we present a way to measure the value of keywords and content marketing performance in terms of revenue.


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7 Things Your Email Deliverability Consultant Wish You Knew


As an email marketer, you know email marketing success depends on sustainable inbox placement, but there is a lot of conflicting information out there. What do you really need to know about deliverability? Here are 7 key takeaways to help you think about deliverability in a new light this year. How much is too much? Sit in your customer's chair. When considering how much email is too much, think: "If I were receiving this email, how would I as a subscriber react to it?"

How Content & SEO Marketers Can Help Each Other Be Successful


Breaking down the silos that separate content marketers from other functions within an organization has been an ongoing theme on our blog recently. We’ve discussed content’s relationship with product marketing , demand generation , as well as sales and customer success. Next up? The dynamic between content marketing and SEO is interesting.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017

Marketing Insider Group

You’re a high-level thinker. A problem solver. And a communicator worth an audience’s attention. So, you understand why bold ideas matter in content strategy. Without the vision to think bigger and better, companies usually get lost in content shock. People used to vote with their wallets, and now they vote with their time. If you […]. The post 5 Bold Ideas for Content Strategists in 2017 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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How Data Will Change Marketing in 2017


Data has been driving many aspects of business success for the last few years, especially as the amount of information available to us through analytics tools has increased significantly almost to the point of not knowing what to do with all the insights. With such a high volume of data available, it comes as no surprise that the information it holds will change how we approach marketing in 2017 and beyond.

Why B2B Brands Are Stepping Up Influencer Marketing Campaigns in 2017


People have always looked to peers to help them make decisions. Check out this old-school Fabergé shampoo commercial that shows a woman who “told two people” who “told two more people,” … and so on. This may be a bit simplified for current word-of-mouth marketing, but the basic idea remains unchanged. Today, through social media, a single woman is no longer just telling a few friends, she is telling thousands of potential customers — if not millions.

2017: The Year Attribution and Metrics Become Symbiotic

Marketing Insider Group

You would think that, with all the advances in technology, insights and automation, Marketing has leapt forward with an increased understanding of how initiatives correlate to business performance. We’ve made developments in digital to improve targeting, to scale relevant audiences and to develop customized communications based on enhanced insights. Yet, marketers continue to face pressure to demonstrate […].

How Martech Will Play a Critical Role in Marketing in 2017 [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Before the end of 2016, Walker Sands published its “State of Marketing Technology 2017” report to gauge how marketers intended to invest in Martech in the New Year. Research showed that about 70 percent of respondents expected their organizations to increase their budgets in the coming months. For more insight into how marketing professionals intended to use this technology in 2017, we spoke to Sarah Hale, account director at Walker Sands.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Over Two Thirds of CMOs Name Mobile Marketing a Top Priority For 2017


Smartphones have been declared a device that people “can’t live without” With over two billion smartphones in use globally, mobile marketing presents an effective and personal way for companies to engage with their customers. Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) at both Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) companies need to embrace mobile marketing strategies to remain competitive in this mobile-first world.

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How To Plan, Execute & Measure a Direct Mail Campaign


In the closing months of 2016, we wanted to run a campaign that would impact sales opportunities and help our sales team have a great Q4. We decided on a direct mail campaign. Marketers are flooded with daily emails and it’s hard to rise above the noise. Direct mail can set your company apart. Although it’s easy to overlook offline campaigns because they’re notoriously hard to track , omnichannel attribution simplifies the process.

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Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

The Point

In an era when the average business buyer only contacts a brand when he/she is 67 percent through the buying process , there’s every reason to make sure that you’re reaching prospective customers at every stage of their research, not just when they’re ready to buy. Otherwise, when buyers finally do start to contact vendors, you may not even be part of the conversation.

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CEOs To Marketers: CMOs Need To Focus On Revenue Growth

Marketing Insider Group

Today’s marketing leaders are stuck in a Catch-22. Create CMO-driven revenue growth. And figure out how to do it in a way that we modern consumers don’t hate. What was once the role of the Chief Marketing Officer has been completely cast aside. We have gone from “brand ambassadors” asking agencies to create hard-to-measure ad campaigns, […]. The post CEOs To Marketers: CMOs Need To Focus On Revenue Growth appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

A Look Back at Modern Marketing in 2016


Modern Marketing has come a long way in 2016. More leading brands are using marketing technology to better understand their customers and provide a better customer experience than ever before. Data is part of nearly every marketing conversation. Customer obsession and experience is the main focus. But this has also created a culture of more, more, more. More marketing technology solutions— nearly 4,000 of them —are available than ever before.

8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Online and In-Person Events


In an age of impersonal communications, real and virtual “face time” stands out as an effective way to reach people and connect with them. Helping to build and cement relationships, human contact in the form of in-person or online events is a critical part of any B2B marketing plan.

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Survey: 3% of Customers Describe Marketing Emails as Personalized

KoMarketing Associates

Email marketers are working hard to provide a more personalized experience for their customers, but a new survey reveals that they are still largely missing the mark. The “Mapping out the Customer Journey: Expectations Versus Reality for the Modern Marketer” report from Boxever has found that 81 percent of marketers use personalization for email marketing. However, just 3 percent of customers describe their emails as “personalized.”.

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Elevate Your Mobile Email Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

My wife probably doesn’t like—check that—I know she doesn’t like it, but I’m on my smartphone a lot at home. I’m checking on sports scores or scanning my social feeds, but I’m doing one thing more than anything else. I’m always checking my email. The Radicati Group estimates the number of email users worldwide is […]. The post Elevate Your Mobile Email Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Mobile

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How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Digital futurism, machines that learn, and the end of (our) jobs


The holiday season and the first few weeks of every year is a time to reflect on the old and getting ready for the new, with no shortage of predictions about what the future will bring us. One of the things “the old” can teach us is how bad we are at predicting the near future. From the US presidential elections to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and Leicester City being crowned the Premier League champions, 2016 was a particularly tough year for Nostradamus-wannabes.

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7 Surprising Ways that B2B Influencer Marketing Has Evolved

B2B PR Sense

Are you surprised to learn that 92% of people seek referrals from people that they trust before making a purchase? This includes experts that they follow on social media. B2B influencer marketing wields incredible power for marketers, and is not a tool to be ignored. Not too long ago, we published a post entitled, Why the Best B2B PR Campaigns Use Influencer Marketing , and outlined how to leverage the power of influencers in your various campaigns.

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How Martech Will Play a Critical Role in Marketing in 2017 [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Before the end of 2016, Walker Sands published its “State of Marketing Technology 2017” report to gauge how marketers intended to invest in Martech in the New Year. Research showed that about 70 percent of respondents expected their organizations to increase their budgets in the coming months. For more insight into how marketing professionals intended to use this technology in 2017, we spoke to Sarah Hale, account director at Walker Sands.

The Most Important Way to Keep Your Marketing Resume out of the Trash

Marketing Insider Group

There’s a great irony among the marketing profession. Most marketers are quite good at what they do—whether it be promoting a product, building a brand, or selling a service. But when it comes to marketing themselves, many fall short of putting together a compelling message that convinces employers of their talent and experience. One place […]. The post The Most Important Way to Keep Your Marketing Resume out of the Trash appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Modeling B2B video content on micro-learning


You might begin to think differently about designing video content if you think about your viewers and what they want to learn from your B2B video content. What is micro-learning? Micro-learning is the instructional design strategy embraced by eLearning professionals to reach a workforce—younger employees in particular—who are distracted, stressed out, and disengaged. It’s said to be a “learner-centered” approach.

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How to Entice Your Clients to Join the Marketing Automation Party


You’ve reveled in the magic of automating your agency’s marketing strategies and campaigns because it’s made a world of difference in how you conduct campaigns and measure results, not to mention the fact that you’re continually increasing revenue for your agency. But how in the world do you convince your old-school customers that it’s in their best interest to adopt this newfangled marketing automation (MA) for their organizations? In other words, how do you get them to join the party?

Tips for Testing and Measuring Marketing Campaigns to Improve Results


If you’re looking for ways to improve sales and profits in 2017 through marketing avenues, it’s important to always remember that top results aren’t all about increasing your budget and pumping out more and more strategies. Instead, you must find ways to ensure that your marketing campaigns are actually effective, and learn which tactics work best when targeting the specific businesses you’re trying to lure.

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5 Tips to Start a Conversation with Your Audience

Marketing Insider Group

Friends, Marketers, Countrymen lend me your ears. We move into the another year witnessing our mechanical cousins picking up some impressive skills. From drones delivering mails to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool predicting the winner of US presidential elections. From Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps gaining ground too. Technological innovations never imagined are now gaining […]. The post 5 Tips to Start a Conversation with Your Audience appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.